Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Imperfect digestion.

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Examples

  • In a 2003 study of 15 adults unable to digest lactose, Ohio State University researchers found that drinking kefir reduced lactose maldigestion symptoms -- including bloating, stomach pain and gas -- by 70%.

    How Good for You Is Kefir?

  • When girls with lactose maldigestion were compared with girls without lactose maldigestion, there were no significant differences in calcium intake or bone measures.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • When girls with lactose maldigestion were compared with girls without lactose maldigestion, there were no significant differences in calcium intake or bone measures.

    Anti-Milk Critics Hurting Young Girls' Health

  • In lactase non-persistence, also called adult type lactose maldigestion, lactase activity is high at birth, decreases in a genetically programmed way in childhood and adolescence, and remains low in adulthood, which is the normal physiological situation for humans and other mammals.

    A Serious Look at Lactose Intolerance

  • Lactase is found at the tip of the intestinal villi, and is therefore vulnerable to intestinal diseases, inflammation and chemotherapy, leading to a secondary form of lactose maldigestion.

    A Serious Look at Lactose Intolerance

  • Symptoms of lactose maldigestion also tend to develop in all consumers as we age, because the body loses its ability to produce lactase, the enzyme that is needed to digest lactose.

    Slim Fast Easy to Digest Lactose-Free Shakes

  • A small intestinal resection may cause irreversible secondary lactose maldigestion.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • In lactase non-persistence, also called adult type lactose maldigestion, lactase activity is high at birth, decreases in a genetically programmed way in childhood and adolescence, and remains low in adulthood, which is the normal physiological situation for humans and other mammals.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • In populations where lactase non-persistence is predominant, the loss of lactase begins soon after weaning, and vice versa – in populations with low prevalence of lactose maldigestion, it develops later in adolescence or even in early adulthood (Sahi et al. 1983, Sahi 1994).

    A Serious Look at Lactose Intolerance

  • In populations where lactase non-persistence is predominant, the loss of lactase begins soon after weaning, and vice versa – in populations with low prevalence of lactose maldigestion, it develops later in adolescence or even in early adulthood (Sahi et al. 1983, Sahi 1994).

    Archive 2006-03-01

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